Definitions for play possum
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word play possum
to pretend to be dead
to feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.
to feign sleep, illness, etc.
to dissemble or to feign ignorance; to disguise or conceal something in order to deceive.
Origin: English play + possum (from opossum), from the behaviour of the Virginia opossum, feigning death when threatened. First documented 1822.
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